Can You Name These Utility Vehicles?


By: Robin Tyler

6 Min Quiz

Image: Nan Palmero from San Antonio, TX, USA via Wiki Commons

About This Quiz

A utility vehicle is not just one type of vehicle. 

We not only talking SUVs here. Think about it. Something like a minivan. Yes, that can be classed as a utility vehicle. As mentioned, sport utility vehicles fall into that class, as do crossover utility vehicles.

But what about all-terrain vehicles? You guessed it, some of them are classed as utility vehicles along with utility coupes, pickups and even small flat-bed trucks. Because they are different from a normal passenger sedan, they are classified as a utility vehicle, capable of a range of applications as needed. 

For example, your pickup will happily take you to work at your office, but it's a great thing to have when your sister needs help moving to her apartment ... you see it's definitely a utility!

We bet you probably didn't know all that, right? Or maybe you did. But now we want to test your knowledge and see if you can identify various types, makes and models of utility vehicles in this 40-question quiz.

Some you will know immediately, others will require that you use that gray matter to the fullest.

But more importantly, you will have plenty of fun. Try for 40/40, OK?

Good luck!

Can you identify this utility vehicle, favored by rappers throughout America?

When you think of big luxury SUVs, certainly the Escalade pops into your mind. With its massive 20-inch rims, large tires and plenty of chrome, the Escalade is perfect for those who want to make an entrance. This probably explains why it is loved by rappers!


Any ideas as the name of this classic turned into a true utility vehicle?

The legendary Defender is also available as a 2-door pickup from 1983 onward with the release of the 90 and 110 series. The Defender was manufactured from 1948 to 2016.


The utility vehicle in this image is a _________

A cab chassis pickup vehicle, the One Tonner was produced for two generations, firstly between 1971 and 1984 and then again from 2003 to 2005.


Pure luxury in this utility vehicle. What is it?

The smallest of BMW's SUV models, the X1 entered the market in 2009. It is currently in its second generation which is powered by either turbo gasoline or diesel engines. Around 100,000 have been sold in the United States since 2012.


Old school utility on show here. Can you name the vehicle?

This 'carryall' can be considered an early version of an SUV. It was produced between 1954 and 1966, the Town Wagon started out as a 2-wheel drive, with a 4-wheel drive option added to later models.


In this image, we have crossover SUV. What is it?

This crossover SUV was marketed by Holden in Australia from 2006 to 2018 and can seat up to seven people. The Captiva is essentially the Chevrolet model with the same name with the top-of-the-range version powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine. Four other powerplant options were available for the Captiva, including two diesel engines.


Any idea as to the make and model of this utility vehicle?

This 2018 model from Suzuki offers excellent torque, an impressive powerband, clean emissions and impressive performance. The KingQuad 400 FSi is a real winner on the trail.


This SUV is exactly the same vehicle as the GMC Yukon.

This full-sized SUV was first introduced by Chevrolet in 1995. It is the same vehicle as the GMC Yukon and has a number of power options including a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 FlexFuel engine


Name this utility vehicle only produced between 2002 and 2005.

The Aviator debuted on American roads in 2002 and was made for a three-year period up until 2005. This luxury mid-sized SUV was powered by a 4.6 L DOHC Modular V8 engine and models included a 2-wheel drive as well as an all-wheel drive version. Over 70,000 were sold by 2005.


A classic! Do you know what it is?

The El Camino was produced by Chevrolet between 1964 and 1987. It was available in a number of body options including as a utility vehicle and a coupe.


Any ideas to the make and model of this utility vehicle, first released in 1997?

A compact SUV, the Honda CR-V first hit the road in Japan in 1997. Currently the fifth generation is one of the best-selling models in the United States with over 357,000 sold in 2016 alone. Honda recently opened a factory in Greensburg, Indiana that produces the CR-V for the American market.


Released first in 2006, can you tell us what vehicle is shown in this image?

A compact crossover SUV, Jeep released the Compass in 2006. Now in its second generation, which received a five-star EUROCap safety rating, the Compass has six engine options (four gasoline and two diesel). Close to 3 million of this model have been sold in the United States and Canada since 2006.


This large pickup is certainly a utility vehicle. What is it?

Produced in India for the global market, the Scorpio was first marketed in 2002. It is currently in its second generation which is powered by either a gasoline or turbodiesel engine. Although it was intended to market the vehicle in America, the deal fell through.


This is the bigger side of the utility vehicle category. Can you name the vehicle?

The Hyundai Porter, a larger pickup truck designed for carrying equipment, goods or other cargo has been marketed by the Korean company since 1977. It is currently in its fourth generation and was the best-selling vehicle in South Korea in 2016.


A truly terrible vehicle made famous by the TV series "Breaking Bad." Can you name this SUV?

Not even a complimentary tent and inflatable mattress could save the Pontiac Aztek. The first SUV offered by Pontiac was not much of a success and only around 100,000 sold during the five years the Aztek was marketed from 2001 to 2005. Oh, and it was a horrible drive.


This popular SUV certainly falls in the utility class. Can you identify it?

Well priced, excellent handling, lots of impressive features that come standard and a spacious interior make the Encore a serious player in the SUV market. It also offers excellent gas mileage figures with around 27 mpg in day-to-day city driving.


Popular in China, can you identify this vehicle?

Known in certain markets as the Hover, the Haval H3 was produced between 2005 and 2015. This compact SUV included four gasoline powerplants and one diesel option. Great Wall also produced a limousines version.


Can you identify this four-wheeler ATV, also ranked as a utility vehicle?

The Brutus was marketed by Polaris for two years between 2012 and 2013. More of work focused ATV, the Brutus is powered by a 999 cc diesel engine. The Brutus is able to not only load over 500 kgs but tow around 1 ton.


The vehicle in this image is a _______________

Built between 2002 and 2006, this all-wheel drive utility vehicle certainly had a unique look. Baja's were powered by a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with the top of the range model including a turbo. Sadly, this unique car only managed to sell 30,000 units in around four years.


Great idea, but not a success. That the story of the vehicle in this image. Can you identify it?

An up-trimmed version of the Ford F-150, the Blackwood was Lincoln's answer to the pickup market. It only sold in America in 2002 due to a poor reception from the public.


Name this big, bold and brash vehicle, please. It is certainly capable of multiple tasks.

A heavy-duty pickup truck, the CXT was released in 2004. Essentially, it is a 14,500-pound truck with a Ford Super Duty bed on the back! At nine feet tall, this pickup can carry 12,000 pounds.


Tell us the make and model of this SUV, please.

With an impressive interior on par with more expensive SUVs as well as a beautifully smooth ride, the Arcadia is certainly a good potential option in the SUV market. It is let down by less cargo area than some other makes and of course, the old SUV problem, a cramped third row of passenger seats.


Any idea as to what this utility vehicle, a crossover SUV, is called?

Featuring two generations, the SRX is a crossover SUV marketed between 2004 and 2015. It quickly became the best-selling Cadillac model, in America with sales of over 220,000 between 2012 and 2016.


Name this vehicle, which first was produced in 1997.

This SUV has been produced under the Dodge name since 1997. Currently on its third generation, it shares much in common with the Jeep Grand Cherokee as it is built on the same platform.


This heavy-duty SUV certainly is classed as a utility vehicle. Can you name it?

The Excursion was built by Ford between 1999 and 2005. It was marketed as a heavy-duty SUV vehicle and seen as competition for both the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban.


You would struggle to call the 2-door version of this vehicle a utility machine, but the 5-door certainly was. Name it, please.

Produced between 1991 and 2003, the Galloper was a mid-sized SUV, available as both a 2-door and 5-door option. Essentially, it was a rebadged Mitsubishi Pajero.


Tell us the make and model of this vehicle, please.

The Comanche pickup was marketed by Jeep between 1985 and 1992. It offered two different configurations in terms of its cargo bed with either six- or seven-foot lengths available. The Comanche offered four engine options (including diesel) with a 4.0 L gasoline engine the biggest available.


Can you identify this coupe-utility?

This export-only coupe-utility was never sold in Japan, although bizarrely, many were imported into the country. The BRAT was sold in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Engine options were either a 1.6- or 1.8-liter flat four option with either a four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel drive.


A people-carrier, this utility vehicle is popular as a taxi in Africa. Name it, please.

Specially designed for the South African market, the Quantum is used as a mini-bus taxi, transporting much of the population to and from work each day. It holds 12 passengers and is powered by either a 2.5-liter diesel or 2.7-liter gasoline engine.


Name this luxury SUV first seen in 1995.

This Lexus SUV has been in production since 1995. Currently in its third generation, over the years, the vehicle featured a number of components that have made it a more than capable off-roader.


Any idea as to the make and model of this vehicle?

This SUV was produced between 1987 and 1990 and was the same vehicle as the Mitsubishi Montero. Although it was relatively succesful in terms of sales, Dodge dropped the Raider in 1990 with no other model stepping up to replace it.


Are you able to tell us which SUV features in this image?

Available in the United States since 2006 and Europe a decade later, the Edge competes in the mid-size crossover SUV segment. Currently in its second generation, the Edge offers three engine options on US models with the 3.5-liter Duratec V6 the largest available. It pushes out 280 brake horsepower.


This tactical vehicle is the epitome of a utility vehicle. It is used by many military forces. What is it?

Designed for the military, the Polaris Dagor A1 is a 9-man ATV tactical vehicle able to carry up to 4,000 pounds. It is powered by a turbo diesel engine.


Perhaps the ultimate American utility vehicle, can you name it?

Perhaps the most iconic truck ever released by Ford, the F-150 is simply loved in the United States. In fact, this is the biggest selling truck in the country for the past three decades! Not only that but at certain times, it was also the most popular vehicle in the country in terms of sales.


Name this luxury crossover utility vehicle, please.

A midsized luxury crossover SUV, the M Class has been in production for over 20 years. During this time, it has seen three generations, the latest of which is powered by a range of engines. The top of the range powerplant option is a 5.5L Bi-turbo V8 which produces 517 brake horsepower.


An early example of a utility vehicle but a utility vehicle nonetheless. Can you name it?

In 1925, Ford introduced the Runabout. Essentially, this was a Model T with steel bed on the back as well as an adjustable tailgate. To compensate for a heavier load, Ford used heavy duty springs on the rear of the car.


In this image we have what would be called a supermini utility. What is it called and who makes it?

This supermini pickup was first manufactured by Fiat in 1996. It is sold in Brazil, Mexico (where it is known as the RAM 700) and South Africa, among others.


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